Saddleback Valley Trails

Vol 5 No 3 Editor: Pat Weeks March 1998

South Orange County California Genealogical Society

P.O. Box 4513, Mission Viejo, CA 92690


Monthly meetings are scheduled for the third Saturday of each month and are held from 10:00 A.M. to Noon at the Institute Building, 27978 Marguerite Pkwy in Mission Viejo, between Medical Center Drive and Hillcrest Drive. Visitors are welcome. Membership is open to anyone wishing to join. Membership fees are $20 per calendar year.

21 March 1998 SOCCGS member Willis Wyant will discuss researching in the state of Ohio. We understand Willis has spent many years delving into Ohio records, and is an expert on the state.

18 April 1998 Speaker to be announced.

16 May 1998 Speaker to be announced.

20 June 1998 Topic of this lecture is "Dating and Identifying 19th and Early 20th Century Photographs" by David Drake. Mr Drake is a professor of photography at Cypress College and has been involved in genealogy for ten years.

Other Events

7 March 1998 Annual Book Fair by Orange County CA Gen. Society to be held at Huntington Beach Central Library. Meeting begins at 9:30 A.M.

28 March 1998 Guest speaker at the German Gen Society Seminar is Shirley Riemer, speaking on "Just Enough German for Reading Book Titles and Chapter Headings" at Scripps College in Claremont at the Edward's Auditorium, price $24. For more information, call (714)671-5982

30 & 31 May 1998 Annual Genealogical jamboree will be held in Burbank, sponsored by Southern CA Gen. Society.


Beginning Tuesday, March 3, 1998, the Laguna Niguel National Archives will remain open until 8:30 P.M. for microfilm researchers. Thereafter, they will be open for evening research on the first Tuesday of each month, except on holidays.


The safari committee has plans to visit the Family History Center in the City of Orange on March 15, the fourth Wednesday in that month. In April the plans are to go to Los Angeles Public Library. Our safari leader, Shirley Fraser, suggests that if you need information or know you will need a ride with someone, call her at 837-5566.


I certainly hope that by now every member has visited the new Mission Viejo Library, and of course, our department. It just gets bigger and better all the time. The computer, printer and microfiche readers are now set up, there are pedigree charts and family group sheets available, and also disks are available if you wish to down-load material from the computer. Many duplicate copies of periodicals are available for a small donation. Come in to browse, research, (and buy).

The book selection committee has been meeting and 50/50 envelopes have been initiated. A form is available at our monthly meetings, so if you are researching an area you would like some books on, or just want a particular book, please fill out the form and request it. Our immediate goal is to get as many vital records as possible. But this is your collection, so let us know what you wish to see in the library. Our strict budget puts a limit on us, and this is where the 50/50 envelopes will help. If you donate 50% to the purchase of a book you have the right to keep it at home for two months before it goes into the Library. If two members donate 25% each, you each have it for one month. See Betty McKenzie at the meetings or mail in the form to Betty or me.

Again, my personal thanks to all of you who have gone "above and beyond" to help. There is still a lot to accomplish, but many of the goals have to go through the main Library, and working with City Hall can sometimes take a very "slow road". Please bear with us, we're trying hard!!!!! Janet Franks, President


The Deseret Book Store has moved to the Von's shopping center at Tustin and Lincoln in Orange. The new address is 1526 E. Lincoln. Phone number is (714)835-7505 (Gen Soc No. Orange Co CA Jan 1998)


(Excerpts from Chicago Gen Society Newsletter, article written by Grace Horner.)

Did you know that there is a 100% correlation between modes of transportation and cemeteries? As the modes of transportation changed, the distance between home and the cemeteries increased. Consequently, it is helpful to know what modes of transportation were available in the area at the time of a death. Based on transportation, there are four types of cemeteries:

1. Walk-in cemeteries, maximum of 2 to 2 1/2 miles from home.

2. Railroad cemeteries. Private industry and cemeteries would work together so trains would make regular stops at cemeteries along the line.

3. Streetcar cemeteries. Public money provided the transportation.

4. Automobile cemeteries, further away from home with the advent of the auto.

"Happy St. Patrick's Day"

May those who love us, love us,
And those that don't love us,
May God turn their hearts!
And if he doesn't turn their hearts,
May he turn their ankles,
So we'll know them by their limping.
(An old Gaelic blessing)


Currituck Co NC Marriage Bonds, Book A, 1851-1867
By Albemarle Gen. Society

Pasquotank Co. NC 1860 Census
By Charlotte S. Norris, et al

Dare Co. NC Cemeteries
By Albemarle Gen. Society

New Jersey Marriages, 1665-1800
By William Nelson

National Gen. Society Quarterly
Vol 85, #4, 1997

American Wills Proved in London, 1611-1775
By Peter Wilson Coldham

Genealogical Research in England and Wales, Vol 2
By David Gardner & Frank Smith

The England & Holland of the Pilgrims
By Henry Dexter & Morton Dexter

History of Clan MacFarlane
By James MacFarlane

Living Descendants of Blood Royal in America
By Count D'Angerville

English Estates of American Colonists, 1610-1699
By Peter Wilson Coldham

Wills of the County of Essex (England) Vol 2, 1565-1571
By F. G. Emmison

The Magna Charta Barons and Their American Descendants
By Charles Browning

The Magna Charta Sureties, 1215
By Frederick Weis

Supplement to Torrey's New England Marriages Prior to 1700
By Melinde Lutz Sanborn

Second Supplement to Torrey's New England Marriages Prior to 1700
By Melinde Lutz Sanborn

The Colonial Clergy of the Middle Colonies
By Frederick Lewis Weis

Old Virginia & Her Neighbours, Vols 1 & 2
By John Fiske

Old Virginia Houses Along the James
By Emmie Ferguson Farrar

Old Virginia Houses, The Mobjack Country
By Emmie Ferguson Farrar

Roots to Twigs, Descendants of William W. & Susan Sears Hendricks, 1788-1981
By Arbuta (Hendricks) Wisuri

Guide to Early American Homes South
By Dorothy & Richard Pratt

Confederate Patriot Index 1924-1978 Vol 2
By Tennessee Division of United Daughters of the Confederacy

Marriages & Deaths, 1800-1820, from the National Intelligencer, Washington DC
By Frank Metcalf

Index to American Genealogies
By Genealogical Publishing Co

Habersham (GA) Chapter DAR, Vols 1, 2, 3
By Mrs William Lawson Peel

Early American Families: Sides, Spach, Nading, Rominger,Longworth Foltz, Rothrock, Shoaf & Voglar
By Roxie Sides

Historical Southern Families, Vols 4,8,9,13 through 23
By John Bennett Boddie

Famous Families of Massachusetts, Vols 1 & 2
By Mary Caroline Crawford

The Lyon's whelps, Descendants of Thomas Miner, 1608-1900
By John A. Miner

Genealogy & Local History
By Goodspeed's Book Shop, Inc.

Finding Italian Roots
By John Philip Colletta

DAR Patriot Index By NSDAR

The First Supplement to the DAR Patriot Index

The Second Supplement to the DAR Patriot Index

The Rockwell Family in America
By Henry Ensign Rockwell

The History of the Fowlers
By Christine Cecilia Fowler

Hinckley Heritage & History
By E. Charles Hinckley

The Old Northwest Genealogical Quarterly
By Old NW Gen. Society

Guide to Genealogical Records in the National Archives

Special Aids to Genealogical Research on Southern Families
By National Genealogical Society

Short Histories of the Honorable Artillery Co. of London, England, The Ancient and Honorable Artillery Co of Mass & the National Society, Women Descendants of the Ancient & Honorable Artillery Co.
By Madeline Phelps Abaire

The Nutmegger (CT), 6 volumes for 1969 and 1970
By CT Genealogical Society

In Search of Your German Roots, 2nd Edition
By Angus Baxter

In Search of Your German Roots, 3rd Edition
By Angus Baxter

Tracing Your Civil War Ancestor
By Bertram Hawthorne Groene

How to Locate Anyone Anywhere Without Leaving Home, Revised Edition.
By Ted L. Gunderson

American Passenger Arrival Records
By Michael Tepper

Your Scottish Ancestry, A Guide for North Americans
By Sherry Irvine

The Genealogist's Address Good
By Elizabeth Petty Bentley

Virtual Roots, A guide to Genealogy & Local History on the World Wide Web
By Thomas Jay Kemp

Irish Roots, Sources for Families & Local History
By James G. Ryan

Ohio Cemeteries
By Ohio Genealogical Society

Addendum to Ohio Cemeteries
By Ohio Genealogical Society

Mylius, The Family Genealogy of the Norwegian Branch of the Mylius zu Schleiz Family
By Ole M. Granum, et al

American Historic Bed & Breakfast
By Tim & Deborah Sakach

Patterson Lineage, a Record of the Families of Robert Patterson (The Elder), Thomas Ewing & Louis DuBois
By William Ewing Du Bois

The Maryland & Delaware Genealogist (periodical) Vols 1 thru 3 complete.

Valley Leaves (TN) Vol 5 #4, Vol 6 #1-4 ; Western Legal History Vol 2 #1, 2; Vol 3 #1; Vol 7 #1,2; Vol 8 #1, journal
By Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society

So CA Quarterly, Vol 68 #4, vol 69 # 1-4, Vol 70 #1,3,4, Vol 71 #1
By Historical Society of Southern CA

Genealogical Research Directory, International Edition, 1982
By Keith A. Johnson

Genealogical Research Directory, a Key Work for Worldwide Family History Research, 1983
By Keith A. Johnson

The Genealogical & Historical Magazine of the South, Vol 1, 31-4, Vol 2 #1-4, Vol 3 #1-4, Vol 4 #1,2
By Carroll Ainsworth

American Loyalist Claims
By Peter Wilson Coldham

Virginia Marriages, 1700-1799
By Cecil D. McDonald, Jr.

Genealogy of the Gilbert Atwood Family
By Raymond Thomas Atwood

Olden Times in Greene Co. TN
By Harry B. Roberts

Illinois Libraries, Vol 75 #5 1992
By Illinois State Library

New England Marriages Prior to 1700
By Clarence Almon Torrey

Gateway to the New World, A History of Princess Anne Co. VA 1607-1824
By Florence Kimberly Turner

At the Bar
By Leo J. Friis

The Pacific Historian, Vol 17 #1 1973
By University of the Pacific

Masonic Herald, Vol 1
By Leo J. Friis

California Herald, Vol 2-4, 7-13, 16
By Leo J. Friis

Permanent Californians, An Illustrated Guide to the Cemeteries of California
By Judy Culbertson

Osterville, Vol 2, A History of a Village (MA)
By Paul L. Chesbro

Massachusetts Beautiful
By Wallace Nutting

History of Gorham, Maine
By Hugh D. McLellan

Ancient North Yarmouth & Yarmouth, Maine, A History, 1636-1936
By William Hutchinson Rowe

Old Burying Grounds, oxford Twp., Oakland County, MI and Western Division, Oxford MI
By Marie Pearce

The 1783 Tax Lists & 1790 Federal Census for Washington Co PA.
By Katherine Zinsser

Index to Green co. PA Wills, 1796-1900
By Bob & Mary Closson

Emigrants from Ireland to America, 1735-1743
By Frances McDonnell

American Marriage Records before 1699
By William Montgomery Clemens

Polish Americans in California, Vol 2
By Gene Harubin Zygmont

Various Autobiographies from the Line of James & Letitia Gailey
By Helen Gailey Keeton

Using the Family History Library Computer System
By Nancy Ellen Carlberg

Using the Los Angeles Family History Center
By Nancy Ellen Carlberg

Pennsylvania Manuscripts, 1747 to 1827, Part 1
By Phyllis Slater

Massachusetts Register - 1802
By John West

Bulletin of the Maryland Genealogy Society
Vols 9, 10, 11, 13 #1 1972

History of Marshall Co West Virginia
By Scott Powell

West Virginia Genealogy Sources and Resources
By Carol McGinnis

Appalachian Roots 1983-1989

Virginia City, Nevada
By Mike Roberts

Finding Your Hispanic Roots
By George R. Ryskamp

Abstracts of Wills & Administrations of Northhampton Co VA 1632-1802
By James Handley Marshall

Indiana Magazine of History, Vol XCI #3, 4, 1995

Traces of Indiana & Midwestern History Vol 7 #3, 4 1995; vol 8 #1 1996

Origin & History of the General Society of Colonial Wars, The Colonial Wars in America, 1607-1775
By The Society of Colonial Wars

American Surnames
By Elsdon C. Smith

Donald Lines Jacobus' Index to Genealogical Periodicals, Revised ed.
By Carl Boyer, 3rd

Polish Americans in California, 1827-1977 & Who's Who
By Jack Ptzygoda

Cpt Sol. Ththerow Wagon Train Master
By Fred Lockley

A Historical Bibliography of Polish Towns, Villages & Regions (except Warsaw & Krakow)
By Edward A Peckwas

California Legacy, The James Alexander Watson-Maria Dolores Dominguez de Watson Family, 1820-1980
By Judson A. Grenier

Caerulea, Yearbooks 1925, 1926, 1928
Long Beach CA Poly High School

Forty-eight Hours to Hammelburg, The True, Long suppressed Story of One of Patton's Boldest & Bloodiest Missions
By Charles Whiting

The Bridge at Remagen, The Most Fantastic Break in WW 2
By Ken Hechler

Sled Driver, Flying the World's Fastest Jet
By Brian Shul

Wellington, A Personal History
By Christopher Hibbert

Hindenburg, Reliving the Era of the Great Airships
By Rich Archbold

Before the Colors Fade, Portrait of a Soldier, George S. Patton, Jr.
By Fred Ayer Jr.

Patton's Gap, An Account of the Battle of Normandy, 1944
By Maj-Gen Richard Rohmer

The Patton Papers, 1885-1940
By Martin Blumenson

Patton, the Man Behind the Legend
By Martin Blumenson

The Unknown Patton
By Charles M. Province

WW II War Eagles, Global Air War in Original Color
By Jeffrey L Ethell & Warren Bodie

Kasserine Pass, The Epic Battle Where Patton Met Rommell in the African Desert
By Martin Blumenson

Battle Memoirs of Gen. Geo S. Patton
By Gen George S. Patton

Patton Ordeal & Triumph
By Ladislas Farago

The War As I Knew It
By George S. Patton

The Last Days of Patton
By Ladislas Farago

Early Records of Hartford CT
On CD Rom

Family Tree maker's Family Archives
Expanded Catalogue

CHECK YOUR ADDRESS!! If the address section has been marked with a colored marking pen, you have NOT paid your dues and this will be the last newsletter you will receive unless remittance is made. No letters or reminders! Just deleted from our files!


Following are the envelopes that have received the 50% of cost from our generous members, and have now been ordered for the library.

"Lost Pensions", Settled Accounts of the Act of 6 April 1838
by Craig R. Scott

"Missouri Genealogical Gleanings, 1840 and Beyond", Vol 3
by Sherida Eddlemon

"Maryland Marriages, 1634-1770, Series of Marriages in Church Records & other Sources"
By Robert Barnes

"Illinois Marriages, Early to 1825", (Microfiche) Liahona Research

"Virginia in 1760, reconstructed Census", by TLC

The book committee has now opened up the following envelopes, and are asking for donations to complete the 50% of the cost.

"Black Baltimore, 1820-1870", by Ralph Claton

"Abstract of North Carolina Wills, 1663-1760" By J. Bryan Grimes

"Abstract of North Carolina Wills, 1760-1800, By Fred A. Olds

"Encyclopedia of Oklahoma" By Emmett Starr

"Inhabitants of New Hampshire in 1776" By Emily S. Wilson

"Colorado Families: A Territorial Heritage" by Colorado Genealogical Society

"Runaway Servants, Convicts and Apprentices", Advertised in the Pennsylvania Gazeteer 1728-1796", by Farley Grubb

"Iowa Marriages, Early to 1850" (microfiche) Liahana Research

"Alabama Marriages, Early to 1825" (microfiche) Liahana Research

"Indiana Marriages, Early to 1825" (microfiche) by Gordon R. Dodd

"Genealogical Dictionary of Maine & New Hampshire" by Sybil Noyes


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